Monday, March 16, 2015

Original Resin Art Pieces by artist Heather Saulsbury

It has been fabulous creating with resin.  I am so happy with all the amazing layers and depth I can get in each piece.

How we learned to start a fire without a Match

We spent a wonderful afternoon learning how to start a fire without matches.
Yup we are now that cool.  We learned 5 different ways to do it using birch bark, ferrocerium rod, char cloth, flint, striker, and char cloth.  
Here is a picture of the dried birch bark, fat wood, my knife and the ferrocerium rod.
The fat wood scrapings catching on fire.
The jute twin catching on fire.

Great Rice Krispie Bars No Baking

I made these for our group this weekend and they went over  very well. They are fast and easy to make. I doubled the recipe and put them in a 9x12 pan. They are a little hard to cut but worth the extra muscle.

Rice Krispie Bar

6 oz. butterscotch chips
6 oz. chocolate chips
4 cups rice krispies
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter

Melt butterscotch chips over low heat, stir in peanut butter and stir till melted then add rice krispies.
Press half of the mixture into a buttered 8" pan and chill.
Stir over hot water chocolate chips, add sugar, add butter, and 1 Tablespoon water until chips melt. Spread chocolate over rice krispies in pan and add the rest of the rice krispies on the top of the chocolate.
Store in the refrigerator.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I am having so much fun working with a Resin Finish on my Artwork

The other day I was in the hardware store ( its one of my favorites) and we were walking by the paint section and I saw the resin finish box.  I had worked with resin a few years ago but it didn't go as well as I wanted and I didn't really have a place to let the resin sit and set then.
But now I have my own studio (so lucky) and I haven't been working on some new pieces that I thought would look great with a resin finish.  I remember loving how much it made the colors pop.  So I grabbed the small box because its $28 dollars and when I am playing around I hate to spend a lot of money.  The little box lasted through 3 paintings and today I needed more so I took the plunge and grabbed the gallon size box.  It runs $70 but I think it will be worth it.  I have a ton of new ideas for and can't wait to get started.
Oh, I forgot.  The other reason the two part resin used to drive me crazy is that it has to set overnight.  I am not such a patient person when it comes to my artwork but I have matured (a little bit) and now have decided its worth the wait.  I just wait to play around until its almost quitting time and then I apply the finish and quit for the night.